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A Look to the Future

Friday, 15 July, 9:30am – Saturday, 16 July 2022, 2pm

A Look to the Future

An in-person conference organised by researchers in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub.  In this event early career researchers will discuss the future both as it appears in literary works, and as they foresee it in their own disciplines.

What does the future hold for languages, literatures and cultural studies? How do the texts we analyse respond to an ever-changing world and represent the future before us all? From utopian imaginings to dystopian nightmares, the shape of the future is a concern for many artists and writers in our precarious contemporary epoch, sharpened by ecological breakdown and medical emergency. These questions are not unique to the modern area, however: looking to the future is an impulse that stretches back in time, even to the projections of thinkers in the ancient world. These changes show no signs of slowing down, and so we naturally begin to look beyond our present era and ask: how will we as researchers engage with these uncertain futures in our disciplines?

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Conferences
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Researchers, Postgrad, Faculty & Staff
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr James Hadley
Contact Emailhadleyj@tcd.ie

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